stay away from the bac beat if you have a new Iphone
User: mike obrien, Mar 3, 2011
Pros: comfortable earplug and they work great if I stay perfectly still
Cons: they dont work if I move
Even with a full charge on my Iphone and Backbeat the Blue tooth connection fails unless I hold the phone up to my head. They work ok if I dont move but I really was looking forward to lisening to music and going on with my life AKA walking and working.
OK but was expecting better
User: Mike Lara, Jan 21, 2010
Pros: Sound quality
Cons: Voice quallity complaints from callers, fit
Still trying to get used to the fit. One size fits all ear gels dont block much ambient noise. Come Spring Im guessing they wont be very useful while riding the lawn tractor. Random drop outs are very brief but annoying.
Not 100 compatible with Bold 9900
User: Karim G, Jun 1, 2012
Pros: Great audio and call quality , comfortable
Cons: They seem to make my Bold 9900 freeze
Its been a month since I was experiencing problems with my BB Bold. The problems that I was having seem to related to the bluetooth devices I use.
I stopped using my BackBeat 903+ bluetooth device for about a month and I almost never experienced problems with my phone anymore. My phone used to freeze about 2 to 3 times a day and after discontinuing the use of the BackBeat 903+ i only experience device freezes about once a week (whenever I start abusing the device and have lots of things running)
Yesterday I started to use the BackBeat 903+ again and the devices freezes came back to several times per day. I will assume for now that the BackBeat 903+ is not fully compatible with the Blackberry Bold 9900.
Works good Breaks easy
User: Jon Markum, Oct 11, 2010
Pros: Sounds Great plays music well
Cons: Breaks easy
This headset is great at first, 6 weeks later one of the ear pieces broke so i glued it. Then 5 months later it just stopped working no charge nothing. Contacted mfg they said it was abuse not warranty and poof i am stuck with a $90 headset that doesnt work and is broke. I advise staying away from this one, while it does sound great and no pairing issues it breaks easy and will die without reason.
I HATE Them!
User: Charles Hedberg, Jul 6, 2010
Pros: Good battery life, Lightweight
Cons: Lack of bass, connection problems, uncomfortable, poor controls, and more!
I recently ran my old Motorola S9s through the washing machine and they didnt like that. I decided to try the BackBeats because one thing I didnt like about the S9s was the hard band behind my head. I also wanted something with better battery life and I have had good experience with other Plantronics products in the past. Well, I should have just gone for the S9s again.
The BackBeats look good enough, the battery life is good, they are lightweight, and I can wear them in bed, but honestly I cant think of much else to say that is good about them.
The stereo sound is fairly clean and clear with the bass booster off, but not dynamic at all. If you turn the bass boost on they distort badly even at very low volumes and the bass is so fake sounding its vomit inducing.
The call sound quality is OK at best, but the level is very low. I turn them all the way up and I can still barely hear the person on the other end. I guess if theres anything good here, I havent had any complaints from the other end. But I cant hear!!!
I cant holster my phone in my belt holster. They absolutely will NOT maintain anything close to a constant signal. Not even if I put the phone on my left side where it is more in line with the antenna on the BackBeat. The right side eliminates the connection completely. The phone literally has to be right next to my left ear. Even if Im in bed they cut out if the phone is in front of me, like for watching movies. Lame!
Ive tried every adjustment I can think of and can not get them comfortable. And if I do find a "good" spot they wont stay that way for more than about a minute.
The control setup is atrocious. What were they thinking putting the track skip and volume control together? Would it have been that hard to put a volume control on the left ear? If youre running or whatever its almost impossible to change tracks without stopping.
Did I mention they have no fidelity at all???
Yes Im disappointed. I should give it one star, but Im going with two just because of the good battery life. But I hope I run them through the washer too, very soon, so I have an excuse to replace them!
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